Dr. Manny Sethi, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Tennessee, told the “Todd Starnes Show” Tuesday that Americans cannot back down to the angry mob intent canceling out the country’s history in the name of social justice.
“What they’re doing right now is just ridiculous with their burning, rioting and looting in the streets and if anyone says anything you get called a racist,” the Nashville orthopedic trauma surgeon said. “I’ve had just about enough of it, and that’s why I’m running.”
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Todd Starnes, the host of the radio show, said these protesters seem to be becoming bolder. What started as looting directed at stores seems to be giving way to targeting individual homes. Protesters last weekend gathered outside Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich’s home and harassed her family. She said they stole her flags and burned them.
“I signed up for this job,” she said in a statement to the Daily Memphian. “So I am willing to take criticism. But when you threaten my home or intimidate my children, you have crossed a line that is unacceptable.”
Sethi said it seems the country is developing two sets of laws for law-abiding citizens and the anarchists intent on destroying property. He blamed “weak-kneed Republicans” for backing down to the angry mob due to fear of political backlash as woke culture surges in the country.
“We have to do something about it,” he said. He continued, “We just have to stand up to the mob. We have to take them on.”
Sethi is taking on Bill Hagerty, a former ambassador to Japan, who received the endorsement from President Trump. Trump’s endorsement—while usually welcomed by Republican campaigns—seems to have recently lost some influence over GOP voters after two of his picks lost their campaigns to two candidates seen as rising stars in the party.
“I love the president, I know you do, people across Tennessee do,” Sethi told Starnes. “They just don’t want another Washington-establishment Republican, an insider, Mitt Romney’s national finance chairman, Jeb Bush’s presidential delegate. They want someone who comes from outside government. Someone who’ll take on the mob; someone who’s going to speak the truth. Not just one of these folks who’s going to sit in the Senate dining room with Mitt Romney.”